A Front Door for the Humanities
Dicke Hall, as part of the broader overall Chapman-Halsell Complex project, will be a defining presence for Trinity on Hildebrand Avenue, and a more visible connection to the San Antonio community.
The new Complex will not only improve student outcomes and address aging infrastructure, but will also support admissions when prospective students and parents visit Trinity’s campus.
Dicke Hall will house the Humanities Collective, the Department of English, and the Department of Religion. Building amenities are student-centered and create collaborative environments that reflect modern educational practices.
Ample writing surfaces and movable furniture
Improved classroom acoustics and screen projection
Offices, conference rooms, and collaborative commons spaces
This new building is part of the Chapman-Halsell Complex, situated to the north of Halsell Center, and adjacent to the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library.
Mass Timber Construction
In a nod to O’Neil Ford’s tradition of engineering innovation, Dicke Hall will be constructed using a mass-timber structural system.
A combination of aesthetics, structural performance, and opportunity for innovation have allowed mass-timber construction to take root. Mass-timber buildings have primary load-bearing structures—wall, floor, and roof construction—made of either solid or engineered wood. They have a lighter carbon footprint, provide fire and life safety, and biophilic aspects have been linked to improved health and well-being.
Take a Peek!
Dicke Hall was designed by Trinity University’s partners, Lake Flato Architects. Enjoy a live time-lapse of progress on the construction of Dicke Hall.
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